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RateBeer Summer Gathering 2014: Proposals and Voting


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beastiefan2k 2368:176
Quick questions, is the Grand Tasting for St. Louis have a free version without the food or draft beer? I mean can I just share beer with other RBians as per typical Grand Tastings?
4/1/2014 9:19:54 AM

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MaxxDaddy 403:31
Presumably the cost covers the venue as well, so I imagine it still wonít be "free." If I had to guess, the food and beer costs are relatively marginal compared to the amount needed to reserve the space.

Really wish I could go to either gathering, but my calendar is not as friendly as I would have liked.
4/1/2014 9:28:25 AM

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phaleslu 6291:399
Originally posted by beastiefan2k
Quick questions, is the Grand Tasting for St. Louis have a free version without the food or draft beer? I mean can I just share beer with other RBians as per typical Grand Tastings?

No. The Grand Tasting will be held upstairs at The Schlafly Tap Room. This venue is typically used for things like wedding receptions on Saturday nights in the summer, and the building is an incredible old brick-and-wood structure on the National Register of Historic Places.

The venue price comes with food for everyone. Theyíll also be putting kegs from 18 local brewers on tap, and we donít have to deal with any buying or legal issues regarding transporting kegs and putting them on. The best value would be to pay for the Grand Tasting as part of a package, where the first 80 buyers will also be reserving a special bottle.

This venue is also walking distance from the hotel.
4/1/2014 9:29:11 AM

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pepsican 1440:46
Originally posted by phaleslu
Originally posted by beastiefan2k
Quick questions, is the Grand Tasting for St. Louis have a free version without the food or draft beer? I mean can I just share beer with other RBians as per typical Grand Tastings?

No. The Grand Tasting will be held upstairs at The Schlafly Tap Room. This venue is typically used for things like wedding receptions on Saturday nights in the summer, and the building is an incredible old brick-and-wood structure on the National Register of Historic Places.

The venue price comes with food for everyone. Theyíll also be putting kegs from 18 local brewers on tap, and we donít have to deal with any buying or legal issues regarding transporting kegs and putting them on. The best value would be to pay for the Grand Tasting as part of a package, where the first 80 buyers will also be reserving a special bottle.

This venue is also walking distance from the hotel.


Not sure how you pulled it off, but thatís an unreal value for $50.
4/1/2014 9:43:38 AM

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beastiefan2k 2368:176
Originally posted by phaleslu
Originally posted by beastiefan2k
Quick questions, is the Grand Tasting for St. Louis have a free version without the food or draft beer? I mean can I just share beer with other RBians as per typical Grand Tastings?

No. The Grand Tasting will be held upstairs at The Schlafly Tap Room. This venue is typically used for things like wedding receptions on Saturday nights in the summer, and the building is an incredible old brick-and-wood structure on the National Register of Historic Places.

The venue price comes with food for everyone. Theyíll also be putting kegs from 18 local brewers on tap, and we donít have to deal with any buying or legal issues regarding transporting kegs and putting them on. The best value would be to pay for the Grand Tasting as part of a package, where the first 80 buyers will also be reserving a special bottle.

This venue is also walking distance from the hotel.

are we still allowed to bring our own beers to share?
4/1/2014 9:52:55 AM

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pepsican 1440:46
Plenty of free bottle shares back at the hotel room at either gathering Iím sure. JMagnus may even cake you off with a few rhinelander shorties if youíre lucky.
4/1/2014 9:54:41 AM

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phaleslu 6291:399
Originally posted by beastiefan2k
are we still allowed to bring our own beers to share?

Yes, just like other Grand Tastings, it will be a huge bottle share. My last post was to clarify what else comes along with it, and why it canít be free.
4/1/2014 9:57:22 AM

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brokensail 10645:811
There are obviously some space/capacity limitations to the Grand Tasting, and while I think that everyone would love to just have a free for all, itís not often possible. Particularly these days where every Tom, Dick, and Harry will show up to a bottle share, particularly if it is free.

I assume that the fee also includes overhead costs like cleaning, seating, insurance for the venue, staffing, etc. Also, this is a private room, so I assume that we would have to pay a fee regardless of whether or not there were any additional benefits involved.

From an event planning perspective, it is difficult to try to offer a variety of options which entail different privileges. It would probably also cause the price to be significantly higher.
4/1/2014 9:59:33 AM

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CLevar 376:10
Originally posted by pepsican
Originally posted by phaleslu
Originally posted by beastiefan2k
Quick questions, is the Grand Tasting for St. Louis have a free version without the food or draft beer? I mean can I just share beer with other RBians as per typical Grand Tastings?

No. The Grand Tasting will be held upstairs at The Schlafly Tap Room. This venue is typically used for things like wedding receptions on Saturday nights in the summer, and the building is an incredible old brick-and-wood structure on the National Register of Historic Places.

The venue price comes with food for everyone. Theyíll also be putting kegs from 18 local brewers on tap, and we donít have to deal with any buying or legal issues regarding transporting kegs and putting them on. The best value would be to pay for the Grand Tasting as part of a package, where the first 80 buyers will also be reserving a special bottle.

This venue is also walking distance from the hotel.


Not sure how you pulled it off, but thatís an unreal value for $50.


Could add $12.99 or even $13.99 and it would still be a hell of a deal.
4/1/2014 10:15:28 AM

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jcwattsrugger 11076:2
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You really know how to try to squeeze 2 nickels together. When I helped on the last 2 winter gatherings you asked about the same things. The GT was NOT free for either of them as your above post implies.

Hope to see you in StL as its closer for you than the RBWG you did make at least part of.
4/1/2014 10:34:32 AM

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